Great Places to Picnic Around Long Island & NYC...

Jan 25, 2018 by

As the end of January approaches, it’s hard not to feel a little annoyed at the cold weather, wishing it would just go away already. Symptoms of the January blues include: trying (and failing) to eat healthy, noticing how dirty and worn-out your winter coat is getting, and daydreaming about when the temperature will rise above 60 degrees again. We’re here to indulge your daydreams, and start planning your spring weekends around getting some fresh air! Here are some great, away-from-the-crowds places to go picnicking in the New York City and Long Island area: Shore Road Park & Parkway Bay Ridge, Brooklyn This park runs along the southwest portion of Brooklyn, following the path of the Belt Parkway. Most of the time, you’ll see people jogging and enjoying the shoreline, but this park is...

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Top Diners on Long Island

Jan 19, 2018 by

Diners are as essential to the Long Island experience as pronouncing “ohs” as “aws” and drinking on the Long Island Rail Road. They’re the places we converge after a night out or for Sunday breakfast. The only place where you can get a fairly authentic gyro and a stack of pancakes at 2am. So, where do Long Islanders go when they choose which diner to go to? We’ve compiled a list of some of the best diners on Long Island for your convenience.   1. Landmark Diner Roslyn, Nassau County For over 45 years, Landmark Diner has lived up to its name as being an essential establishment on the island. With two stories and fashioned with an old-school, retro motif, Landmark prides itself on being the quintessential American dinner. It’s state-of-the-art water filtration system,...

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Nootropics for Beginners

Jan 17, 2018 by

Wading through the uncharted waters of nootropics can be confusing for many newbies. If you are entirely new to nootropics or have tried and are yet to find any satisfactory results, this mini guide is for you. I’ve tried to answer the most basic questions about finding the right nootropics for you, and attempted to cover all the possible angles from ‘what’ to ‘why’, ‘who’ to ‘how’, and ‘when’ to anything else. There is no denying nootropics can be puzzling or even intimidating for people who have never used them before. Sometimes, it can be difficult to make sense of the vast world of nootropics, even if you’ve been using them for a while. So, I’ve decided to create a mini guide to help you find the right nootropics by answering five crucial ‘W’...

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Healthy Eating Trend: The Best Oils for Healthy Cooking...

Jan 17, 2018 by

Your diet and lifestyle have a direct impact on the health of your heart. When you prepare your food, it’s recommended you eat something that is rich in nutrients and healthy fats. With oil, there is a difference in the type of fat that you can get. Before I recommend oils to use for your healthy cooking, let me explain the different types of fats that are found in oil. Oils are liquid fats that come from the seeds or nuts of plants. The ratio and type of fats contained in each oil usually differ.   Saturated Fats: Also known as Solid Fat, it is usually solid around room temperature and found mostly in animal foods like meat, cheese and milk.   This saturated fat is found less in poultry and fish, but more...

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Activated Charcoal: Detox Tool or Fitness Fraud?...

Jan 16, 2018 by

It seems as though every fitness media outlet has latched onto the newest trend: activated charcoal. The black powder is said to have medicinal purposes as a powerful detoxification agent, and is treated in a way that is safe for human consumption. Before being a fitness fad, it was commonly used in emergency rooms to treat mild poisonings. Basically, activated charcoal is supposed to flush out all toxins and chemicals from your body, giving you a clean slate to begin a healthier lifestyle. All of this sounds good, but how effective is activated charcoal at removing these so-called “stored toxins”? According to Livestrong, there is no evidence to show that the human body has stores toxins to begin with, or that charcoal can somehow extract them from your body. If you’re trying to use...

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Fun Fitness Classes in NYC to Help With Your New Year’s Resolution...

Jan 11, 2018 by

Now that the second week of January is coming to a close, how are your new year’s resolutions coming along? Less than stellar? Well, you’re not alone. Statistics show that only 8 percent of people actually keep their new year’s resolutions. If you’re one of the millions of Americans that pledged to lose weight in 2018, week three typically tends to see a steep drop in motivation. If you’re in the New York City area, however, there are a lot of creative, unique, and fun fitness class options to help keep you motivated!   Learn Japanese & Korean Sword Fighting – Sword Class NYC   Was your other resolution for 2018 to learn more about other cultures? Kill two birds with one stone and sign up for a Beginner Iaido – Siljun Dobup class....

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Food & Fun: San Diego Restaurant Week...

Jan 9, 2018 by

It’s time once again to celebrate San Diego’s rich cultural and culinary scene at San Diego Restaurant Week, running from January 21st to the 28th. This year, over 180 restaurants around the county are participating, ensuring everyone can experience the food and fun. With the slogan “Eat. Laugh. Share.” organizers hope to inspire an environment and “experience that extends far beyond the dinner plate.”   As typical with most restaurant weeks, participating restaurants offer three-course, prix-fixe meals as a part of the celebration. The menus are specially designed to showcase the best dishes the establishments have to offer, ensuring a delicious and quality meal. Depending on the restaurant, dinners typically range from $20 – $50. If you’re looking to stop by for lunch, prix-fixe ranges between $10 – $20. While there is no need for tickets...

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Food Delivery Services Are Changing How We Eat...

Dec 28, 2017 by

In the twenty-first century, how we purchase food is changing rapidly, and growth of thefood delivery business has sent shockwaves out through the food industry. This isn’t only because it is shaking up moribund business models; the food delivery business is also changing the way Canadians think about where their food comes from. Because of the growing desire for convenient, locally sourced food, more and more consumers are turning away from traditional shopping patterns to embrace innovative solutions that bring ethical consumption together with 21st century flexibility. Over the past couple of years, the overarching trend in eating is local and fresh foods. As processed foods are being crossed off the grocery lists of people of all ages, background, and income brackets, a groundswell of new producers is coming forward to meet their needs. But while...

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It’s Time To Renovate that Kitchen!...

Dec 27, 2017 by

You want to be a better cook. You want to be a happier person in your home. You want to get better at all things related to food. That means it’s time to renovate that kitchen! And the sooner you start planning, the sooner you can get around to making those results happen. Consider getting a home improvement loan to start your kitchen process. Do some research to see what kinds of kitchens have been showcased in magazines or online. Decide how much of your remodel is going to be do-it-yourself. And then think about the fact that your kitchen renovation isn’t just for you, it’s also an investment in the value of your home. Getting a Loan Renovating your kitchen is not going to be a cheap process. That means you may need...

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6 Super-Fast Ways Busy People Can Eat Healthy...

Dec 20, 2017 by

If the last time you saw a delicious-looking, balanced meal was on your favourite celebrity chef’s Instagram page, then it’s time to do something about it. Eating healthy should be high on your priority list, even if your schedule is packed 24/7. With these super-fast ways to eat healthy, you can be the healthiest busy person you know. Hydrate on the go Love it or hate it, water is a crucial part of good health and whether you feel thirsty or not, you should be drinking enough water. However, when you are hopping from meeting to meeting, it’s easy to forget to drink some water. Consider having a water cooler in the office to make it easier to hydrate. Start carrying water with you so you have no excuse not to drink. If you...

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